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Old 11-17-2004, 02:45 AM   #1
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fstab ntfs and permissions

I have been reading for the last couple of hours and nothing I have read so far has worked for my ntfs drive. This is my fstab.

/dev/hdb3        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hdb1        /                reiserfs    defaults         1   1
/dev/hdb2        /home                        defaults         1   2
/dev/hda1        /home/zorlock/xppro ntfs       umask=222,uid=zorlock,gid=users,ro,users   0   0
/dev/hdd1        /home/zorlock/mine vfat        umask=002,rw,users   0   0
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     noauto,owner,ro  0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
I was able to access the fat drive by adding the umask=002, but no matter what i have tried so far i cannot access the ntfs drive as a user though i can as root. I have seen many posts about this and so far nothing has helped me. Any help much appreciated.

Last edited by zorlock; 11-17-2004 at 02:47 AM.
Old 11-17-2004, 04:06 AM   #2
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I got it to work by changing my fstab entry to

/dev/hda1 /home/zorlock/xppro ntfs umask=002,ro,users 0 0

though i dont think this is right as i think umask=002 will allow writes. Still not to sure about umask settings but I believe that is what i have read. If anyone knows how i could do this the "right" way I would appreciate the help.


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